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rapes in berkeley nearly doubled the number in just one year has police and city officials questioning what has changed in the city. kpix 5 reporter knapp is live in berkeley with more on what the numbers could reveal. don. >> reporter: those numbers are really astounding. rapes up 95% one year over another. the highest numbers in five years. but are they really? what's going on? is it just more reporting or in fact are rapes up 95% in berkeley? the spike of 39 cases up from 20 in 2011 was reported to berkeley city council on tuesday according to the "contra costa times" online. >> we are not sure what's behind the increase in record rapes this year. it's too early to tell whether or not it's the beginning of a trend or outlier year. >> reporter: but a captain says they do know something about the rapes that occur mostly in the housing areas around the campus. >> we are concerned that the vast majority of these cases involve acquaintance rape where the offender is a friend or a former dating relationship or an acquaintance of the victim
has city officials asking. why there were 39 rapes reported in berkfully 201. the most in the last five years. up 95% from 2011. the jump in numbers may not indicate more crimes but better support for victims leading to a higher rate of reporting assaults. many cases involve students at uc berkeley. >> we're very concerned because it looks like the vast majority of the sexual assaults are commit by acquaintances, a former dating relationships and this is quite concerning to us. we also see the role that alcohol has in many of these reported assaults. >> police say the majority of attacks happened offcampus at parties in the surrounding neighborhoods where an estimated 35,000 students live. >> residents in oakland are saying enough is enough and want something done about escalating crime in the city. lisa amin gulezian is live in oakland where hundreds of people came together looking for solutions. lisa? >> lisa: that is very true. right now happening is -- it's called a salon solution, and there are people inside of this middle school in east oakland and they're talking bat lot of
a deadly shooting that happened just a few hours ago. they tell us a man was shot in the city's western edition. alex savidge is live there now. what can you tell us so far? >> reporter: we are getting very limited information from police this morning. that is because it's so early on in this investigation. a sergeant that was out here confirmed a man was shot and killed. he was found right over near this corner. near the intersection of hayes and webster. an anonymous caller reported gunfire in this area around 2:00 this morning. we'll show you that video. officers were out here for most of the morning. police tell us the victim was rushed to the hospital after suffering at least one gunshot wound. he died there from his injuries. homicide investigators searching for the shooter involved here. a sergeant told me they don't have a description on the person to put out. in just a couple minutes ago i talked to one woman who told me she heard one gunshot and saw this crime scene. >> it sounded like a gunshot and i knew somebody was dead. police know that sound. it's bad. >> reporter: so as
of cars stranded in the snow in long island. and on the right, that's timelapse video of the york city. about 400-thousand homes and businesses are still without power today. that's down from a high of 650-thousand. some school districts in new england say there will be no classes on monday. coming up on kron 4 news weekend your full forecast. >> in pleasant hill, police arrest a man suspected of robbing a jack in the box restaurant and holding employees hostage. they say samuel guerrero robbed the restaurant on contra costa boulevard saturday morning. he also held hostages at knifepoint. guerrero surrendered an hour after officers arrived. he has been booked on several charges including robbery and kidnapping. no one was hurt during the standoff. in the past few weeks, the suspects have targeted the fiesta gardens and shoreview neighborhoods in san mateo. and they tend to strike during the day. windows and answering knocks >> san francisco crews and volunteers spent part of the weekend sprucing up parts of the city. they focused on schools and other neighborhoods that needed some t-l-
? the spike was reported to berkeley city council on tuesday. according to the oakland tribune. >> we're not sure what's behind the increase in reported rapes this year. it's too early to tell whether or not it's the beginning of a trend or what. >> reporter: but he says they do know something about the rapes that occur mostly in the housing areas around the campus. >> we are concerned that the vast majority of these cases involve acquaintance rape where the offender is a friend or a former dating relationship or acquaintance of the victim. we're also concerned that alcohol plays a part in these rapes. >> reporter: greenwood does not blame fraternities or sororities. >> this is not a problem limited to fraternities and sororities. it's a problem across the city. >> reporter: since 2011, all incoming students go through intervention training for sexual assault. that may play a role in the increased rape numbers. while only 5% of sex assault victims will report a rape, as many as 66% will tell their friends. those friends now have a responsibili
. fireworks went off across the city to welcome the "year of the snake." residents braved freezing tempe >>> they are celebrating chinese new year in beijing. fireworks went off to welcome the year of the snake. residents braved freezing temperatures to set off fireworks thought to bring good fortune. >>> in san francisco, the community clean team started its season off with a bang. hundreds of volunteers turned out at u.n. plaza. fireworks were set off for chinese new year and after that crews removed weeds and swept up trash. it's a tradition for the lunar new year. >> eight times a year we get together with about 300 volunteers and we pick an area of the city and we go out and we clean up that area usually by district. >> the clean team focuses its work today on the tenderloin, civic center and south of market area. >>> okay. people in duluth, minnesota, turned out today to attempt the world record for the most snow angels ever made. more than 1800 people attended the event but that wasn't even close to topping the 9,000 snow angels record set in b
. so they'll never be able to take away from the city of san francisco what way achieved here. two out of three. we want to make it three out of four. >> i think it's exciting to have a chance to play with the same group of guys we felt we had such a good chemistry, and everybody is going to continue to work hard and get better. >> it's good to have continuity. they know me. i know them. they know each other. and part of having a good club is playing well together, and these guys have done that and have a history of it. so bring them back. and makes it a lot easier. >> here we go again. let's head down the monterey peninsula, third round of the at&t national pro-am. last call for amateurs to make the cut. phil mickelson looking for his ball on 18, falls on his rear en. bill murray, his usual antics. and for the second straight year, murray will not play on sunday but goes down fighting after the long birdie on 10. and like all actors, ready for his closeup. that's a little too close. last year's fedex champ, brandt snedeker, finished second in the last two events, trying to break throu
be able to take away from the city of san francisco what way achieved here. two out of three. we want to make it three out of four. >> i think it's exciting to have a chance to play with the same group of guys we felt we had such a good chemistry, and everybody is going to continue to work hard and get better. >> it's good to have continuity. they know me. i know them. they know each other. and part of having a good club is playing well together, and these guys have done that and have a history of it. so bring them back. and makes it a lot easier. >> here we go again. let's head down the monterey peninsula, third round of the at&t national pro-am. last call for amateurs to make the cut. phil mickelson looking for his ball on 18, falls on his rear en. bill murray, his usual antics. and for the second straight year, murray will not play on sunday but goes down fighting after the long birdie on 10. and like all actors, ready for his closeup. that's a little too close. last year's fedex champ, brandt snedeker, finished second in the last two events, trying to break through at pebble. loom
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